New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University was witness to brutal violence on Sunday, January 5, with students, including the students’ union president, alleging that they were attacked by members and supporters of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad while the police looked on.
Reports of stone-pelting had been reported from within campus on Saturday as well. Students The Wire spoke to said ABVP members were walking through the campus carrying sticks with masks or scarves on their faces, looking for students associated with the fee hike protest.
In a video, JNU students’ union president and Students’ Federation of India leader Aishe Ghosh can be seen bleeding from the head, saying that she was “brutally attacked by goons wearing masks”.
Faculty members have also been injured.
The ABVP, meanwhile, has claimed “Left activists” were responsible for the violence and vandalism.
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